I expected a higher quality concealer based on the reviews here, but I was disappointed in this Mary Kay product. I purchased 2 tubes of the concealer - Ivory and Yellow. Ivory and Yellow are almost the same color. Ivory is actually pretty light and goes on almost white. If you have NC25 -NW25 or NW 20 skin, then Medium is your best bet.
Between both concealers that I tries - yellow and Ivory, I prefer the Yellow because the color was great for minimizing dark circles. That said, the product is very drying and shows every little detail and fine line around my eyes. No matter how much moisturizing I did before. Also, if you like to set your concealer with powder, you will be disappointed as this product is too drying alone, and horrible once set with powder.
I'm going back to Bobbi Brown's concealer and eye brightener, and my Mac palette until I find my holy grail concealer.
To date, the best concealer I have used, and I have tried A LOT! Found this based on positive MUA reviews. I have Ivory, which has a bit of a yellow tint and covers acne scars and broken capillaries around my nose really well without being cakey. I use a concealer brush to pat it on and blend. A little goes a long way. It's really quite inexpensive and I've been using the same tube almost a year. I always thought that Mary Kay was my grandmother's make-up, but this is one great product. Will repurchase.
I'm always finding new concealers, thinking I love them, then realizing they're not so great the longer I use them. This is PERFECTION in a tube. The lightest color is just right for my pale skin, it applies perfectly. Thick and creamy, no tugging at all. It covers my dark circles completely without looking weird and unnatural (it also works on blemishes, though I think it's intended just for undereyes). Plus, I think I paid $9!! You can find it all over Ebay if you don't want the hassle of dealing with a consultant (when, oh when, will Mary Kay join Avon and let us shop off the general website?).
I have tried tons of concealers on my sensitive combo facial skin that shows every single blemish or irritation for years after the blemish or irritation has cleared up. This is the only one that has both stayed all day and not made me break out. In addition, I have hereditary undereye circles, and they and any other imperfections disappear with this concealer and a little bit of MAC Mineral Powder. I will say that I have not tried this without a primer, but I never leave the house without primer, so that aspect does not particularly matter to me. I was a little concerned at first because it looks EXTREMELY yellow when it comes out of the tube (I used light ivory), but it blended into my skin perfectly. I'm an NW20, and I think this concealer might be my HG!
I think this is one of the few concealers I've tried where the lightest shade is actually GASP too light for my skin tone. I get pretty fair in the winter, I'm always the lightest shade in foundations and concealers, except this one. I bought light ivory, and so far I like the formula, it's very opaque and that's what I was looking for. Just need a slightly darker color. And it claims to be waterproof, I've yet to test this as I am waiting to get ivory, I ordered both in case I needed to mix. For reference, I'm NC20 with yellow/warm undertones. I'll review this again after I've successfully used ivory for a couple weeks.
After reading all the reviews I really wanted to try this so I swapped another MUAer for this. I have serious hereditary dark undereye circles and a few dark acne scars. I am NC37 and the Beige color is pretty good for me. Upon opening seeing the color in person it was a little scary, very yellow, but it blends super well. I found using a concealer brush was not the best way, but rather pat it on with my pinky finger. Covers fairly well, not perfect, but then again I don't think there is a makeup that will make my dark areas completely disappear. The best thing is I don't look like I am wearing a ton of makeup, yay!!!
I use this in Ivory over my Bobbi Brown corrector and it's great. I used to use it alone, until I discovered BB corrector on MUA, but I found it didn't quite cover my circles enough for my taste. However, it does a far better job than most concealers I've tried and I think I've tried them all! As other reviewers have stated, a little goes a long way -- one small dot for each eye will suffice. The formula is nice and creamy. It blends well and gives good opaque coverage. Definitely one to try.
I don't have good experience with concealers in general, so it might be me instead of the product, but for me this is too thick and drying. Using the medium coverage foundation as a bit of a concealer works better for me.
I have dark lines that run from the bridge of my nose to about half way across my eye socket bone, this is the only concealer that really works. I have it in yellow, it is very yellow, just a tiny pin head amount and it's perfect. If you moisturize well it won't settle so much in the fine lines. I'm not so sure that there is really anything you can do about that. But for coverage it's really that good. Any redness it covers great too!